Saudi police arrest father who tortured his daughter in viral video 

File photo showing two Saudi police officers on patrol. (Reuters)
Updated 22 September 2019

Saudi police arrest father who tortured his daughter in viral video 

  • A police statement pointed to “the video segment circulated on social media of a man torturing his three-year-old girl"
  • The statement said the man is in his forties and of Palestinian origin

RIYADH: Saudi Arabian police said that its has arrested a man seen horrifically beating his own child in a video that went viral, triggering massive outrage.  

Local reports said Sunday that a police statement pointed to “the video segment circulated on social media of a man torturing his three-year-old girl, has led to a process of searching and investigating to identify him.”

The statement said the man, who is in his forties and of Palestinian origin, “was arrested at the Dar al-Bayda neighborhood, south of Riyadh.”

It added that necessary care will be provided to his four children, with coordination with relevant authorities. 

Viral footage has shown the father while harshly beating his young daughter and mercilessly slapping her on the face. 

The video has shocked viewers inside and outside the kingdom, with many calling on authorities to arrest him. 


King Salman appoints new Saudi central bank deputy governor

Updated 17 October 2019

King Salman appoints new Saudi central bank deputy governor

RIYADH: King Salman appointed Ayman bin Mohammed Al-Sayari as deputy governor for the Kingdom’s central bank, the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA), Saudi Press Agency reported on Thursday.

Al-Sayari was previously SAMA's deputy governor for investment.

He thanked King Salman for the appointment and the confidence placed in him.